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In December 2017, Active Bradford was awarded funding from the National Lottery via Sport England to lead on a pilot programme to support people to be more physically active. Born in Bradford’s research is integral to this programme and a research and implementation team are working together from the Bradford Institute of Health Research.
Bradford is one of twelve places nationally tasked with trying to better understand what helps people to become active in communities across the country.
The Bradford pilot is focused on improving the health and social outcomes of children aged
5 – 14 and their families in areas of North Bradford. The programme will work with local communities and organisations to increase opportunities for children to be active and will also focus on making improvements to parks and greenspace. Ultimately, it aims to support children and families to enjoy being active.
We worked with children from three local primary schools to give ourselves an identity. This is where our name JU:MP comes from.
The four key themes
After talking and listening to children and families in our area, we have agreed on four areas to focus the programme on:
Meet the team
Jan Burkhardt – Programme Director
Caroline Swain – Community Engagement Manager
Kamran Siddique – Community Engagement Manager
Sonia Fayyaz – Community Engagement Manager
Nicola Marklew – Communications Officer
Charlotte Hill – Research Administrator
Dr Sally Barber – Principal Research Fellow
Dr Daniel Bingham – Senior Research Fellow
Dr Sufyan Abid – Senior Research Fellow
Dr Jennifer Hall – Senior Research Fellow
Amanda Seims – Senior Research Fellow
You will hear more about the work that we’re doing as we progress, and you may be involved directly – if you’re a child, parent or carer within North Bradford you should definitely be involved. If you’re not and you would like to be, please get in touch with the team by calling us on 01274 383919. We would love to hear from you!